January 24th, 2013
With the cold temperatures in the air, people are dressing in more layers and are more cautious of exposure to the outside environment.
In addition with being conscious of the winter weather, there are many safety precautions to take when it comes to heath and safety.
When it comes to snow and ice, a local fire chief notes the proper way to walk without falling and slipping.
“Footwear is definitely a big issue,” Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said. “Wear something that has traction when walking on ice.”
A fund dealing with the initial costs for city’s costliest sewer project in history is healthy as it is expected to top $1 million in 2013, a Wapakoneta City Council committee chair says.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week approved several personnel matters including, the resignations of Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex and Wapakoneta High School Secretary Jennifer Adkins.
Rex’s resignation is effective Feb. 1, while Adkins’ was effective Jan. 22.
Rex, who has been with the district 16 years, seven of which he spent as high school principal, plans to start in his new position as superintendent of Archbold Area Schools on Feb. 4.
Sharon E. Bakhtiarian 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 30, 1942, in Portland, Ind., the daughter of Marciel Tyndall- and Arthur P. Shull. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Wapakoneta. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Raymond Shull.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sarah Cox, of Nevada, and Suzanne Harris, of Oklahoma; a sister, Patricia (Larry) Baeumel, of Cridersville; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Alice Louise Clayton, 55, mother, sister and soon to be Grandma, passed away Jan. 17, 2013, after a courageous six-year battle with cancer.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1957, a daughter of the late Mary Gearing and Walter Scott, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 1, 1977, she married William Clayton, welcoming two loving sons, Jason and Christopher.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members and community volunteers were recognized for their service to youth.
In the first of a new recognition for volunteers in the district, Linda and Terry Blosser were honored Tuesday during the school board meeting with a plaque for 30 years of devotion to students through the Octagon Club.
“You are two tremendous people who have impacted a lot of lives,” Superintendent Keith Horner said in introducing the Blossers.
Preliminary analysis of a 14-month wind study shows a new General Electric (GE) turbine at 80 meters could generate enough electrical power for Wapakoneta to justify the costs and provide cost-efficient energy for the city’s consumers.
North Coast Wind & Power Managing Director Tom Williams explained his firm’s findings to Wapakoneta City Council members during Monday’s meeting in council chambers. He provided a summary of the firm’s results from a wind study conducted between April 2011 and May 2012.
Three Waynesfield-Goshen High School students, along with the help of some graduates, have turned a family’s musical background into a band.
A year later they can claim they are even No. 1, according to one poll’s ranking.
Last winter, Joliffe Huber, 17, a junior at Waynesfield-Goshen High School, was jamming with his brother-in-law, Devin Shobe, 24, in the top of the barn at Huber’s home.
Within 45 minutes, the pair had written its first song, “I’m Keeping Me.” Immediately they decided it was time to form a band.
Sharon Bakhtiarian 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Mary Kathryn Howe, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Marie (Emerick) and Clarence Weber. On March 1, 1944, she married Frederick W. Howe, and he died Jan. 15, 2013.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann (Michael) Loy, of Botkins; a son, Dan Howe, of Wapakoneta; a grandson, Ryan (Krystal) Loy, of Wapakoneta; and two great â€“grandchildren, Madison Loy, of Wapakoneta, and Noah Loy, of Wapakoneta.